The Tiles Fell Out of the Kitchen Table. What We Did Next is Amazing.

Nancy Nichols-Miller
by Nancy Nichols-Miller
Total cost $40.00 for a package of wainscoting, 2 tubes of Liquid Nails, and a can of Polyurethane.
I sanded down the wood frame of the table.
We bough wainscoting wood and cut it to fit the opening. then used liquid nails to glue it in.
5 coats of Polyurethane went on the top, and in the grooves of the wood.
We had to put weigh on one corner for a minute.
And now we have a beautiful looking refurbished kitchen table.
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  • Constantina Humber Constantina Humber on Jun 03, 2018

    I have an old table with wooden legs, but the tip is Formica. Can I redo the top with wood planks. What would do the edging around table with

  • Joyce Purnell Joyce Purnell on Oct 30, 2019

    Can the table be retired?

  • Marie Cook Marie Cook on Oct 07, 2021

    I have a similar table. It is the pub style that can be square or rectangle by retractable leaves. I had cracked tiles and wanted to replace them, but couldn't get them out. I ended up having to repair the square's space with wood putty. How did you remove any tiles that didn't fall out? I love my little table, but am sooooo tired of cracked tiles and grout.

    Thanks for posting your revamp. Great idea!!

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  • Ellie Ellie on Mar 19, 2017

    It appears that the wainscoting is higher than the border. Is it?

    • Pat Emanuele Maita Pat Emanuele Maita on Apr 15, 2021

      I use planks a lot on refurbished furniture. They can be sanded to meet the edge of the table. Very easy to sand!

  • Catrinia Morris-Smith Catrinia Morris-Smith on Nov 17, 2020

    I have the same table and it’s tiled at the top of the table it’s very sturdy some of the tile is cracked I was going to throw it out but you just gave me a idea thanks